Lodi, Calif. – June 10, 2021 – Today, City Manager Steve Schwabauer announced the schedule for reopening City offices to the public. City offices were closed in March 2020 and have not been open for the general public for almost 16 months.
For those who plan on visiting these reopened City facilities, all guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health and CalOSHA regarding masks and physically distancing will need to be adhered to for the safety of the public and City staff.
City Hall, 221 W. Pine Street, home to the City’s Administrative offices, the Community Development Department, and Public Works Department, is undergoing construction to install safety improvements throughout the building and will be opening to the public in August 2021. Services will still be provided via telephone and email. For department contact information, go to www.lodi.gov. Plans and development documents may be submitted at the front entrance from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Finance Department, 310 W. Elm Street, will reopen on Tuesday, June 15. Due to staff scheduling, business hours will temporarily be from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. every other Friday and closed on the opposite Fridays. Customer Service Representatives may also be reached via email or phone. All business, including applications, managed by the Finance Department may be fully conducted online and can be accessed at www.lodi.gov/finance.
Lodi Police Department, 215 W. Elm Street, will reopen Tuesday, June 15 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and every other Friday. City Offices are closed on the opposite Fridays. Online Reporting and additional tools are available at www.lodi.gov/police.
Lodi Animal Shelter, 1345 W. Kettleman Lane, will reopen Tuesday, June 15 for licensing, reporting lost and found pets, vouchers, and for those in need of assistance from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch) Monday through Thursday. Animal viewing and pet adoptions are conducted Tuesday through Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch).
Lodi Public Library, 201 W. Locust Street, has been open since April 26 with modified services hours. Curbside Pickup operates Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Grab ‘n Go/In Person services are available Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Normal hours of operation will resume once staffing is complete.
Lodi Electric Utility, 1331 S. Ham Lane, offices are currently under construction and will reopen on July 13 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. every other Friday and closed on the opposite Fridays. Hour of operation are temporary due to staff scheduling. Electric Utility staff may be reached via phone or email. Visit www.lodi.gov/electric-utility for additional information.
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services, 230 W. Elm Street, will reopen on Tuesday, June 15. Due to staff scheduling, business hours will temporarily be from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. every other Friday and closed on the opposite Fridays.
Registration for afterschool programs opens June 30. There are no changes planned for summer camp. Contracted classes will resume for session 2 beginning July 5.
All outdoor special events, including the 4th of July celebration, will resume June 15. Music in the Park is tentatively scheduled for July and August.
For additional information regarding Parks, Recreation, Cultural Services (PRSC) reopening, rentals, programs, and facilities, visit www.lodi.gov/258/parks-recreation.
Lodi Lake, 1101 W. Turner Road, Swim Beach is open Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. and from 3:15 p.m. until 6 p.m. The limited operating hours are due to the need for more lifeguards to ensure the safety of lake patrons. The Lodi Lake Swim Beach will resume normal hours when sufficiently staffed. Discovery Museum is open 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and also upon request.
Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins Street, Box Office/Front Office will open June 15. Due to staff scheduling, business hours will temporarily be from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. every other Friday and closed on the opposite Fridays. The office will also be open during evening classes.
Postponed rentals are resuming June 15. The City will begin accepting new rental requests starting August 1 and new rentals resume September 1.
Concerts at Hutchins Street Square are expected to begin in early-mid 2022.
Carnegie Forum, 307 W. Pine Street, will remain closed due to construction. Upgrades to the audio/visual equipment and software, which will improve accessibility to public meetings, are currently underway. Public meetings, including meetings of the City Council, will continue to be held online until project completion in September. Meeting details can be found on the City’s website at www.lodi.gov/agendacenter.